Data Reduction: Ear damage by MP3, DVD and digital television?
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    Purveyor of Lather Syini666's Avatar
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    Data Reduction: Ear damage by MP3, DVD and digital television?

    Nowadays technologies for lossy data compression of digital audio recordings get widely used in more and more applications. This way methods like MP3, WMA, MPEG and ATTRAC are not only used for memory saving music downloads through the internet and comfortable use on portable players, but they are also employed for background musics in modern videogames and already today they are used in ordinary radio stations to store all kinds of audio material on harddisks to permit comfortable access for broadcast. Due to such technologies are also employed in DVD films and all other common digital video systems (those e.g. are used for TV broadcasting), and because it is even planned to replace soon the entire analogue television system with digital TV (DVB) that is based on these technologies, it is strictly necessary to precisely research on the health risks of modern data compression methods....
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    Its an intereresting read, and it makes me wonder what the effects of long term exposure to such things will be?
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    Hmm... that was very interesting.

    I never really thing too much about the health risks that come with new technology.
    I'm the one who runs out and buys all the new tech toys.

    Guess I could be a subject they could study.

    My girlfriend swears that I'm loosing my hearing... and I'm only 22.

    Maybe cause I play my mp3s/cds through a 10 speaker w/(2)subwoofers (digital) system at 2/3s blast? Nah, that couldn't have anything to do with it.

    Nice find, Syini666
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    phishphreek80 > nah man, my younger brother has two 12's and a 1600 watt AudioBahn amp in his car, its a competition rig thats gotten him titles, and that **** is actually powerful enough to shake my ribcage at 50 feet! Digital audio really is all around us when you think about it, on TV, the Radio, computers, in stores and such. I also wonder what long term exposure to computer screens does to the eyes?
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